Healing from Illness

April 20, 2020

This week, we worship online and welcome Pastor Janice Springer to UCC Missoula for the summer. Welcome Janice!

We also introduce our summer worship theme of "Summer Patchwork and Patch Work.” In a patchwork quilt, many diverse pieces make something beautiful. Our summer patch work is mending ourselves back together as we move back out into the world at different paces, some with holes in our jeans, others with empty places in our hearts and lives, still others strong, firm and ready to help fill in the gaps. Patchwork and patch work, lament and praise, travel and staying home, online worship and outdoor worship—all of it sewn together as the fabric of our faith and our lives together.  

Another piece in our summer patchwork is the Congregational Meeting on Zoom after worship this Sunday. Please plan to attend to vote in our slate of 2021-22 officers and hear a mid-year budget report.

See you online on Sunday!

Peace to you,

Pastor Laura  

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

Publish Date:

June 17, 2021

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